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EFSA shares Scientific Opinions on MOH in Food and BPA

Akademie Fresenius Online Conference: Residues of Mineral Oil and Synthetic Hydrocarbons in Food

On 13 September EFSA published its scientific opinion on the risk assessment of mineral oil hydrocarbons (MOH) in food. According to this scientific opinion, mineral oil saturated hydrocarbons (MOSH) do not provide a health risk. However, EFSA’s experts added that certain mineral oil hydrocarbons (MOAH) could pose a health risk because genotoxicity and carcinogenicity are associated with MOAH with three or more aromatic rings.

Moreover, the European Environment Agency published that the public exposure to widely used bisphenol A (BPA) exceeds acceptable health safety levels.
People are exposed to BPA mainly through diet due to BPA being present in a range of plastics commonly used in packaging for food and beverages. In April, EFSA published its latest scientific opinion re-evaluating the risks to public health due to exposure to BPA, which concluded that there is a current health concern from dietary BPA exposure. 

We have several upcoming events that are addressing these important issues:


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